Blueberry Compote

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Blueberry Compote is the perfect topping for pancakes, waffles, cheesecake, and french toast! Sweet blueberries with a touch of tangy lemon complement each other beautifully. Made with only four ingredients and ready in under 20 minutes, you’ll want to use this delicious blueberry lemon compote on everything!

Try this compote on our sourdough pancakes, waffles, or crepes.

Jar of blueberry compote.


The best way to thicken blueberry compote is by cooking it down slowly and allowing the liquid to evaporate.

If you’re in a rush or want to thicken even more, add a cornstarch slurry. Mix 1 teaspoon cold water with 1 teaspoon cornstarch then slowly stir it into the compote. Continue to cook the mixture until it thickens. Add additional slurry if desired.

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Top down view of lemon blueberry compote in a jar.

Blueberry Compote

5 from 1 vote
Author: Kim
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings


  • cup water
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries, divided
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • Pour water and sugar into a medium saucepan, and stir to combine.
    ⅓ cup water
    ⅓ cup granulated sugar
    Sugar and water in a pan.
  • Heat over low-medium heat, and add 1 ½ cups of blueberries.
    Blueberries, sugar, and water in a pan.
  • Continue to stir until the blueberries begin to pop and the liquid thickens, about 8 to 10 minutes.
    Blueberry lemon compote in a pan.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the remaining blueberries and lemon juice.
    1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
    Fresh blueberries poured on top of blueberry compote.
  • Serve the blueberry compote immediately on pancakes, English muffins, or bagels.
    Side view of cooked blueberries in a jar.

Suggested Equipment


*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of ¼ cup of compote. Actual calories will vary.


*Kim’s Tips:

  • For a thinner compote, add all 3 cups of blueberries at once and remove from heat when the mixture reaches the desired consistency.



  • Refrigerator: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.
  • Freezer: Transfer the cooled blueberry compote to a freezer safe container, and it will stay fresh for about 2 months.
  • Thawing and Reheating: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat in the microwave or over low heat on the stovetop.


Serving: 0.25cupCalories: 86kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 1gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.03gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 2gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 40IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.2mg
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